Selous Game Reserve Road Trip- Boat Safari, Game Drive And Walk Safari

This is a private 3 days Selous budget safari starts from Dar es Salaam. This tour is ideal for budget travelers. Selous game reserve is well known as host of large number of elephants in Tanzania. Here you will come across buffalos, Hippos, crocodiles and many species of birds. Accommodation is offered in mid-range permanent tented camps

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Driver/guide
    • All activities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Day 1: Dar es salaam to Selous Game Reserve

    Meet your driver/guide in Dar es Salaam and drive with lunch box to Selous game reserve. Normally the drive takes up to 7 hours (219km) both tarmac and off road, and on first day normally we will have an evening boat trip

    The boat safaris are conducted in sturdy metal boats with a powerful outboard motor on the back and a covered canopy. Each boat safari is guided by a boatman who has grown up on the river and knows all the little nooks and crannies where a boat can sneak through like the back of his hand.


    After breakfast full day game drive in a specially modified safari vehicle with a professional guide, in which you should see and learn much about a large number of animals, including all the great favorites – lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra – and all the other major species including the now rare African hunting dog. Great variety of bird species.

    Packed lunch and time to rest. Your guide will select a location with shade and water nearby to watch animals coming to drink – a place with a clear view all round so that no predator can creep up unseen! Back to the lodge by 6.30 for sunset and dinner when you’re ready


    Walking safaris are a fantastic way to get close to nature and learn more about the smaller species and the bush itself. It's an unforgettable experience to walk within such a vast and untamed area of natural reserve

    Although you may spot some giraffes or walk in the footsteps of elephants, our walking safaris are tailored to give you the opportunity to learn about the things you miss from a vehicle or boat - the ecosystem that the animals live in. Learn to identify animal tracks and signs and hear fascinating information about the insects, trees and colorful bird life. Walks are slow-paced, accompanied by both an armed ranger and our expert guide and are around 2-3 hours long. Leaving camp at around 6.30am after a cup of tea or coffee and some homemade biscuits. One of our safari cars drives you the short distance to the entrance gate of the game reserve where you pick up your armed ranger before heading to the start of the walk. Walking safari will take about 2-3 hours then we will have breakfast and start drive back to Dar es Salaam and this will be the end of our tour


    Designed to be as affordable as possible without sacrificing on comfort, Located in the woodland campsite (a short distance away from the river), tents are furnished with two single beds, canvas safari chairs, a small table and palm matting. The separate, shared bathrooms, which have running hot water, are clean and airy and only a short walk from the tents. Tents are lit by solar lighting, and a charging point is available at the bar to charge any batteries.
  • Departure Point :
    home, hotel, airport or seaport
    Departure Time :
    6:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Safaris Partners

Activity ID: V-64759P10

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